Website Disclaimer

Last updated: 12 January 2024

For the purposes of this disclaimer, unless otherwise specified, any reference to the Alliance or “we” shall be deemed to include each of its anchors, founders, members, cornerstone banks, participants, secretariat, host, advisory panel, or other stakeholders (including, without limitation, International Finance Corporation and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority). Any reference to “you” refers to a third party who is not a member or cornerstone bank of the Alliance.

The contributing party to the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks (the Alliance) strives to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and validity of the information, data, and materials the Alliance produces, publishes, or disseminates in relation to its activities. However, the Alliance does not guarantee, verify or warrant that such information, data, and materials (including that provided on this website) are complete, correct, current, or free from errors, omissions, or biases. Moreover, the information and opinions provided on this website and as disseminated by the Alliance more broadly are for general information and educational purposes only and do not constitute financial, investment, legal, tax, or other professional advice. We do not promise the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information provided whether through this website or otherwise.

Material disseminated by the Alliance, including but not limited to this website, contains references to membership or cornerstone bank status of the Alliance, as well as information and opinions about financial products, activities, services and institutions that are labelled or marketed as “green”, “sustainable”, “environmental”, “social”, “ethical”, or similar terms. The Alliance does not endorse, recommend, or guarantee: (i) the “green” or “sustainable” nature of any such financial institutions or their portfolios (by virtue of being a member or cornerstone bank of the Alliance), or (ii) any financial products, activities, services and institutions that are labelled or marketed as “green”, “sustainable”, “social”, “ethical”, or similar terms, nor does it make any representation or warranty as to their accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability for any purpose. As such, no reliance should be placed on any such references, labelling or marketing. Further, these terms are not defined or regulated by any uniform or universally accepted standards or criteria and may vary depending on the issuer, the market, the jurisdiction, the methodology, the data, and the interpretation of the terms. Therefore, these terms do not necessarily reflect the actual environmental, social, or governance performance, impact, or benefits of the financial products or their underlying assets, activities, issuers or the financial institutions, in and of themselves. You should not assume that these financial products, activities, services and institutions are suitable for your objectives, risk profile, or values, or that they comply with any specific legal, regulatory, voluntary frameworks or guidelines. You should consult your own independent advisors before taking any action based on, or in connection with, this information or opinions disseminated by the Alliance, or formed in relation to the activities of the Alliance.

The Alliance does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, injury, or harm that may arise from the use of or reliance on any information, data, and materials supplied or presented, or from any errors, omissions, or biases therein. In particular, the Alliance does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with the use of or reliance on this information or opinions, or the performance or outcome of any financial products, activities and/or financial institutions that are labelled or marketed as “green”, “sustainable”, “environmental”, “social”, “ethical”, or similar terms. You should conduct your own due diligence and verification before investing in or using any such financial products and/or engaging any such financial institution and be aware of the potential risks, costs, and limitations involved.

We do not endorse or support any opinions, views, or positions expressed by any third parties that may be cited, referenced, or linked to in our information, data or materials. The Alliance (whether directly or through the provision of information or statements by the Alliance including through this website), does not create any rights in, or liability to, any person, whether public or private. Further, the Alliance does not assume any responsibility or liability for any violations, infringements, or breaches of such laws, regulations, or ethical standards by any third parties that may be involved in or affected by its activities, such as partners, collaborators, beneficiaries, donors, sponsors, contractors, consultants, volunteers, staff or members. Financial institutions, among other bodies, apply to join the Alliance voluntarily and independently, without reliance on or recourse to International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group, or cornerstone banks.

We strive to keep this website up to date and accessible without errors or harmful components, including computer viruses. However, these are often out of our control, and the Alliance does not accept responsibility for disruptions, interruptions, the presence of harmful elements, or similar on this website.

This website may contain hyperlinks to other websites and some other websites may contain a link to our website. All third-party websites and their content disseminated by the Alliance or used in connection with the Alliance’s activities are solely the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity providing these materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Alliance. We are not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties (excluding, but not limited to, information provided on this website).

Neither the Alliance nor the website intend to breach or facilitate the breach of antitrust laws or regulations in any jurisdiction. The Alliance does not endorse, promote, or solicit any unlawful or anti-competitive conduct, agreement, or arrangement among competitors, customers, suppliers, or other parties. Each member of the Alliance is expected to continue to make their business decisions independently and compete with each other, including in the development of green finance and achieving their environmental goals. You are solely responsible for ensuring that your conduct and activities comply with antitrust laws and other applicable law and regulation.

We reserve the right to modify, update, remove or terminate the website or any part of it at any time and without notice. We separately reserve the right to revise this disclaimer at any time, without prior notice or explanation, at our sole discretion. The Alliance advises anyone who is interested in or involved with its activities to check this disclaimer regularly for any changes, updates or revisions.

By participating in, supporting, receiving or benefitting from any activities of the Alliance, including by accessing or using this website, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and to abide by the terms and conditions of this disclaimer. You hereby waive any rights or remedies that you may have against the Alliance, or any of its affiliates, agents, representatives, or partners, in connection with any of the activities of the Alliance. If you do not agree with this disclaimer or any part of it, you should not access or use any of the services, materials, information, or websites provided by the Alliance or provided in connection with the activities of the Alliance.


Copyright Policy

Last updated: 1 February 2021

This Copyright Policy applies to the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks site (the “Parent Site”). The Parent Site is sometimes referred to as the “Site”.

Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

We respect the valid intellectual property rights of others, and we ask those posting to any of our Site to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on a Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information:

- The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.

- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.

- Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the Site where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.

- Identification of the URL or other specific location on this Site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to allow us to locate the material.

- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address so that we may contact you.

- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this Site can be reached at 


If you believe that content has been taken down improperly, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

- Your physical or electronic signature;

- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

- A statement from you, made under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and

- Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal courts located in Washington, D.C., and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.


Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 2022



This Privacy Policy applies to the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks site – – (the “Parent Site”). The Parent Site is sometimes referred to as the “Site”.

Information about IFC and our mission can be found at this link. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes how the Site, as an International Finance Corporation (also referred to herein as “IFC”, “us” or “we”)’s program website handles information collected from users of the sites.


Acceptance of These Privacy Terms


We may update this Notice at any time. Changes to this Notice will be dated and will be effective from the date specified forward so that users are always aware of what personal data we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. You are advised to check our Privacy Notice regularly for updates. If you visit the Site following the effective date of the revised Notice, you will be deemed to have accepted the Notice’s updated terms.


I. What Personal Data Does IFC Collect?

When you access or otherwise use the Site, we may collect Personal Data about you and your interaction with the Site.  We may collect Personal Data about you through:

A. Personal Data You Provide

When you access the Site, you may choose to provide Personal Data about yourself such as your: name, address, email address, telephone number, job title, and company name. By way of example, you may choose to provide your information in the following circumstances:

- To register or otherwise access the Site or certain portions or features of the Site;

- To request support;

- To subscribe to or order newsletters and/or publications;

- To participate in bulletin boards, discussion, or message forums;

- To enter or answer quick surveys, quizzes or benchmarking surveys;

- To register for events and conferences;

- To contact us for further information; or

- To visit our Site while logged into a social media platform.

B. Automatic Collection of Personal Data

We may use online identification technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, or pixels on some pages of our Site (“Tracking Technologies”). The information we collect using these technologies includes: your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring website. 

Cookies: Cookies may be used to assist us in providing a more customized website experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in a website area so that its user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits. You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it (for more information about cookies, please visit

Third-Party Analytics: We may also use website analytics providers which may set cookies in your browser.  Site activity information collected by these analytics providers may be combined with Personal Data held by IFC.

Other Tracking Technologies: Tracking Technologies from marketing partners, third party sites, and social media platforms may be used to understand how visitors navigate to our Site from others, compile aggregated statistics about visitors who interact with our content, and to provide more pertinent information to our visitors.


II. How Does IFC Use the Personal Data it Collects?

We may use the Personal Data that we collect about you for any or all of the following purposes:

- To respond to your requests or inquiries, such as to answer your questions sent through the “Contact us” link on the Site or to confirm your purchases and registrations on the Site, as applicable;

- To communicate with you regarding the Site’s events, resources or services that may be available to you;

- To customize the Site for you by, for example, not having to enter information like your address more than once or to help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests;

- For IFC’s business purposes, such as to help us explore ways to improve our products and services, to help us improve the Site, or to help us create Site content areas most relevant to you, including by requesting feedback, and for related internal purposes such as data analysis, legal analysis, audits, enhancing the Site, and identifying usage trends;

- To help us operate and improve the Site, such as by analyzing Site visitor trends, including usage of certain pages or functions on the Site;

- To protect against fraud, spam, harassment, intellectual property infringement, crime and security risks; and

- To maintain and improve the safety and security of the Site.


III. With Whom Does IFC Share the Personal Data It Collects?

We may share the Personal Data that we collect about you as follows:

A. World Bank Group Entities. To fulfill IFC’s mission as stated in its Articles of Agreement, we share Personal Data with other affiliates of the World Bank Group.

B. Service Providers. We may share Personal Data with unaffiliated third parties who provide us with services, such as those entities that assist us with technology, data analysis, website hosting/administration or similar services.

C. Events and Publications. We may also share Personal Data with co-sponsors of IFC events and publications related to the Site. 

D. Remedies and Enforcement. We may use or disclose Personal Data as we believe to be appropriate in the following circumstances: (i) to enforce the terms and conditions for use of the Site, including this Notice; (ii) to protect and defend our rights and property; (iii) to protect the interests of IFC or others; and (iv) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.


IV. How Does IFC Protect and Maintain Personal Data Collected Through the Site?

If you would like to review, correct, update or remove Personal Data about you that you previously provided to us through the Site, you may submit new information by sending an email to Please note that we are not repsonsible for correcting, updating or deleting any information in the database of third parties. 

Should you wish to unsubscribe from our mailing list or any registrations, we will provide instructions within the approproate area of the Site or in communications to you; or you may contact us at 


V. Third Party Websites

The Site may contain links to websites operated by parties not affiliated with the Alliance or IFC. These linked sites are not under the Alliance’s or IFC’s control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any such unaffiliated parties or their websites. If you provide Personal Data through any such third-party website, the Personal Data will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy (if any) of, that third party. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of any such third parties, which are not governed by this Notice.


VI. Use of the Site by Children

The Site is not directed to children. If you are a minor, please do not submit any Personal Data to us.


VII. International Transfers of Information

By using the Site, you are deemed to understand and consent to the collection and processing of your Personal Data in the United States or elsewhere.


VIII. Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Notice or the information practices of the Site, please send us an e-mail at

The Alliance for Green Commercial Banks
International Finance Corporation
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States of America


X. More Information and Data Privacy Office

For more information on IFC's approach to personal data protection, including how to directly contact or request information from IFC's Data Privacy Office, please visit